Child receiving flu vaccine

Stay Healthy, Prevent Flu

Influenza, commonly called “the flu”, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. Influenza spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Unlike the common cold, the flu can cause serious illness and can be life-threatening. Each year over 36,000 people in the U.S. die from complications of the flu.

Did you know that it takes about two weeks after getting the flu vaccine for it to be fully effective? Get vaccinated as soon as the annual flu vaccine is available and protect yourself from getting the flu. Everyone 6 months or older should get a flu vaccine.

Find a Flu Vaccine Clinic Near You
County Town Date Time Location  Population Sponsor
Washington Barre 9/20/17 9-11 am Barre Auditorium Adults Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice (CVHHH)
Washington Montpelier 9/27/17 9-11 am Montpelier Senior Center Adults CVHHH
Washington Northfield 9/29/17 9:30-11 am Northfield Senior Center Adults CVHHH
Washington Berlin 9/30/17

10-11 am

Centeral Vermont Home Health Adults CVHHH
Washington Evergreen 10/3/17 10-11 am Evergreen Place Adults CVHHH
Washington Barre 10/4/17 10-11 am Barre Senior Center


Orange Williamstown 10/5/17 11-2 pm Williamstown United Church Adults CVHHH
Washington Plainfield 10/6/17 9:30-10:30 am Twin Valley Senior Center Adults CVHHH
Washington Montpelier 10/9/17 11-1 pm Montpelier Senior Center Adults CVHHH
Washington Waterbury 10/11/17 10:30 -12 pm Waterbury Senior Center Adults CVHHH
Washington Worcester 10/18/17 5-6:30 pm Worcester Town Hall Adults CVHHH
Washington Berlin 11/4/17 10-11 am Central Vermont Home Health Adults CVHHH
Essex Island Pond 9/18/17 9-12 pm Sunrise Manor Adults Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice
Orleans Barton 9/19/17 9-12 pm Barton Meal Site Adults Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice
Orleans Westfield 9/21/17 10-12 pm Westfield Community Center Adults Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice
Orleans Coventry 10/28/17 9-11 am Coventry Town Clerk's Office Adults Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice
Orleans Newport By appointment preferred. Walk in welcome

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OEVNA - 46 Lakemont Rd   Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice


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The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. Prevent the spread of germs by washing hands often and well, covering your cough, and staying home and away from others when you're sick.

Is it a cold or the flu? Flu symptoms can often be confused with the common cold, but the flu usually comes on more suddenly and is more severe than the common cold.

Here is the weekly ILI surveillance summary and information about testing, treatment and prophylaxis, infection control, disease reporting and more resources for health professionals. 

The Health Department monitors flu activity in the state throughout the year. Flu surveillance is a collaboration of CDC, state health departments, health care providers, labs, clinics and ERs.

Influenza pandemics usually spread quickly around the world, resulting in unusually high number of illnesses and deaths. Such pandemics occurred in 1918, 1957, 1968 and in 2009 with H1N1 flu.